The Man Who Ate Himself To Death

Published on 10th April 2016 by

Ricky Naputi was a man from the tiny island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean who suffered from an eating addiction, he weighed an astonishing 400kg at the peak of his weight (around 900 Ibs), Naputi was a normal sized child but ballooned in weight as a teenager after developing an addiction to food. He died in 2012 in his late thirties.

The Man Who Ate Himself To Death is a 2013 documentary which was aired on UK’s Channel 5, it followed the final few months of his life as he desperately tried to lose enough weight to have weight loss surgery in an attempt to save his life. He died before he could lose enough weight. Naputi was also the subject of a TLC documentary 900 Pound Man: The Race Against Time.

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